23 Best Movies and TV Shows to Watch This Thanksgiving

The Beatles: Get Back, Gucci house, and King Richard.
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This Thanksgiving may be the first holiday back with the family in more than a year, which means it will be comforting or chaotic or comforting. and chaotic. You may need help finding family activities to do, so we’ll suggest the easiest one: offer a good movie or show to keep family squabbles to a minimum. Plus, it’s the perfect time to catch up on all the entertainment you’ve been putting off for the past few months. To that end, we’ve put together a host of movies and TV shows to consume with anyone at their Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, or solo feast this weekend. You’re welcome!

Now this is the Perfect Thanksgiving movie for your family this year. You’ve got Lady Gaga for the fans, Adam Driver for the millennial older sisters, Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons for the rentals, and Jared Leto for the weird cousin. Gucci house is shaping up to be a fun, messy time in theaters and a great way to watch another family fight instead of yours. That’s what movies are for, darling!

Congratulations to everyone in Los Angeles and New York, because you are the only ones who can currently see Paul Thomas Anderson Liquorice pizza, the film debut of baby Haim, sister Alana and Cooper Hoffman (son of Philip Seymour Hoffman). Set in the 1970s in California’s San Fernando Valley, the film sees the two immersed in a coming-of-age love story (for Hoffman’s teenage character).

Not only is Disney Animation releasing its first Latinx-directed film, it is featuring Maluma as a Disney Prince (or just a hottie in Disney’s animated canon, we don’t know), and for that we are grateful. Kids will love Maribel’s (Stephanie Beatriz) singing and colorful adventures, and moms will love Maluma’s soft voice. Win win!

It will be a Ghostbusters sequel ever really please? Who knows, but Jason Reitman’s latest take on reviving the franchise is certainly tough. Among the stars Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace, Ghostbusters: Another Life is a good family choice for a weekend theater outing because the family that … you know what, it doesn’t matter.

Will Smith shines as the father of Venus and Serena Williams in King Richard, who eschews a traditional biopic in favor of a fuller picture of the Williams family, especially the man with a plan. I’m sure even your father will get a little tearful.

Sure, it’s the holiday season, but more importantly, last year was packed with the Princess Diana season. Presented as a tragic fable from a real life fairy tale, Pablo Larraín Spencer it’s completely hypnotic, due in large part to Kristen Stewart’s phenomenal performance, as it traces three suffocating days in Diana’s life when she visits Sandringham House for the holidays. Spencer it is available to rent, but you can also buy it to see it again in December because I officially consider it to be a Christmas movie too. (You’re welcome, Neon).

What can we say other than that it is more Bond? You know your dad already has No time to die It’s on your must-see list by the time you get home, so accept that reality.

By Edgar Wright Last night in Soho it’s exciting and nostalgic, if a bit messy. But with a soundtrack always guaranteed, and musical numbers by Anya Taylor-Joy! – in addition to an intricate mystery at stake, it is a good watch for a night this weekend. Because when you are alone, and life makes you feel lonely, you can always goooo… to the center! (Or to your TV, whatever works.)

The kitchen timer isn’t the only ticking you need to hear this weekend. (Keep up your applause, please!) You and the family can see Tick, Tick… ​​Boom!, a musical drama based on composer Jonathan Larson (aka The Guy Who Wrote Rent), played here by Andrew Garfield. But if your family needs something more compelling, tell them it was directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the guy who made Hamilton. That will catch them.

Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut is a beautiful adaptation of the 1929 novel centered on two women, Irene and Claire, portrayed with poise and intensity by Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga. As they reunite, Claire reveals that she has been passing for white, sending the couple down a complicated path of choice, repression, and race. It’s a lush, occasionally tense film, set with an equally lush soundtrack by Devonté Hynes.

The Matrix Resurrections‘Debut is so close that we can savor it, but to curb our appetite until then, a Matrix-The trilogy must be seen again. Fortunately, Hulu has all three movies ready to binge. Time to go down the rabbit hole.

I think I can eloquently explain Jungle cruise with Dwayne Johnson’s verse in “Face Off.” He sings, “It’s about momentum, it’s about power.” This movie is based on the Disney parks attraction that captains like Frank Johnson technically drive, and in the movie, Emily Blunt looks for a cancompletely ancient tree. Are Johnson’s lines in “Face Off” really about Jungle cruise? I can’t be too sure, but he and the Blunt characters really “put in the effort, put in hours” to “take what’s ours” in Jungle cruise. Sooooo poetic stuff, really.

Trade in your turkey and mashed potatoes for some Nicolas Cage, his prized pork, and some truffles. Another Neon title, Pork it got away for some people earlier this year, but now it’s on Hulu waiting to be rediscovered.

Do I really need to explain why this is here? What’s a vacation without Charlie Brown’s signature existential malaise?

They are literally the Beatles! The name only fully inscribes it for a watch or not. And in Peter Jackson’s new three-part documentary, The Beatles: Get Back, there’s new and intimate material from the band’s “Let It Be” era. Let’s say there has to be some drama.

What’s a family affair without a bit of chaos? And a hit? From Hulu The great has just released its second full season, which begins a few months after the events of last year’s hilarious debut. Elle Fannings’ Catherine the Great is pregnant, Nicholas Hoult’s Peter is still captive, and Gillian Anderson joins the season as Catherine’s sassy mother Joanna. Yes, family dysfunction!

Marvel returns to the sidewalks with its latest series, Hawkeye. After Eternal‘intoxicating cosmic reflections, Hawkeye introduces us to Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop on the streets of New York when he meets the eponymous hero, Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), himself. In addition, the entire series is set during Christmas in New York. How can you not have a little fun watching then, bro?

You want double Hailee Steinfeld? So can we suggest the actress’s best role to date, Emily Dickinson? Created by Alena Smith, Dickinson it’s amazing, sincere, and really clever television. Its warm, autumnal Massachusetts vibe and luxurious suits, combined with Dickinson’s poetic reflections, make for a pleasant binge. Oh, and did we mention the incredibly perfect guest stars? John Mulaney as Henry David Thoreau, Ziwe as Sojourner Truth, Billy Eichner as Walt Whitman, and Wiz Khalifa as Death. Everything is fine.

If you want to get lost in three seasons of yeehaw family drama, look no further than Yellowstone. Kevin Costner plays a wealthy rancher with the largest ranch in Montana who is fighting those who seek to take it from him. So, you know, it’s all about manly stuff – a bunch of guys who seek power while wearing cowboy boots and speaking with brusque Western accents.

Okay, maybe not the best thing to do with your parents, but The sex life of college girls it’s a great way to reminisce about your own college days as you return to your hometown.

Then you may not be receiving And so … until after Thanksgiving, but can we suggest the next closest thing? Joy. Specifically, season four, when the series features Sarah Jessica Parker as a New York fashion editor (that is, a photocopy of Carrie Bradshaw), except this time she’s singing ghastly yet jaw-dropping mixes. It’s lurking turkey time, girls!

How to have a good time? How to have a good cry? Just look How with John Wilson. This docuseries debuted at the height of COVID, reminding us all of human connection and the absurdity of the mundane. Made by documentary filmmaker Wilson, each episode gives us a different lesson, from “How to make a little talk” to “How to make the perfect risotto.” You can also catch up on the first season before the second season premieres this week.

Few things have to be seen to be believed, but let us tell you, The Morning Show It is one of them. We could completely screw up this bullshit show right now and you still wouldn’t believe us. Grab your people and buckle up.

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